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BIO

 

Ina Filip is vocal artist of many genres.

She spent several years in India, studying Hindustani Classical singing with the Gundecha Brothers. Gundecha Brothers are among the foremost exponents of Dhrupad - the most ancient and least known branch of classical Indian singing. During her stay, she lived in the Gundecha’s gurukul in Bhopal and learned in the traditional Indian education system, where disciples live with the guru, have daily lessons, and devote all of their time to practice. There, she immersed herself in the Dagar Vani style, a ‘subtradition’ of Dhrupad renowned for its rigorous yet meditative approach to vocal technique and microtuning. It is also considered an in-depth approach to what is currently known as the ‘yoga of sound’. 

As an advanced disciple of this tradition, Ina’s work as a performer and teacher, is naturally influenced by these unique styles.

Prior to her studies in Classical Indian music, Ina studied Brazilian music (UFSCar, Brazil) and Pop vocal (UQAM, in Montreal QC). She also studied vocal improvisation techniques with Bobby McFerrin and fellow teachers (Circle Songs), as well as Rhiannon’s students.

As a performer, Ina naturally gravitates towards vocal improvisation in a wide range of contexts. She has collaborated with various DJs and producers at electronic festivals, toured extensively in the yoga circuit (yoga festivals and retreats), and provided vocal accompaniment for circus artists and dance performers. Currently, Ina collaborates with Classical Indian musicians and Contemporary classical composers to develop hybrid Dhrupad works. For more information you can visit www.inafilip.ca.

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MAIN PROJECTS :

  • 2021 - ONGOING - COLLABORATION WITH CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER MICHAEL HARRISON - participation in the album Seven Sacred Names (Cantaloupe 2021) and development of hybrid versions of Classical Hindustani and Western Classical.

  • 2018 - ONGOING - COLLABORATION WITH ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSER BENOIT ROLLAND - Performances in Québec and Mexico. A collaboration supported by CALQ.

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2014 - ONGOING - SOLO PROJECT “INA FILIP”  -  Performances in Vermont, New York, Goa (India), Oaxaca, Veracruz and Cuernavaca (Mexico), Nova Scotia, as well as locally in the province of Quebec.

  • 2018- ONGOING- TRADITIONAL DHRUPAD TRIO - Performances at Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) in NYC, New Jersey and Québec.

  • 2014-2021 - COLLABORATION WITH CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER PAYTON MACDONNALD

  • 2011 - 2021 - COLLABORATION WITH DIFFERENT ELECTRONIC PRODUCERS AND DJS - Adham Shaikh, DJ Neerav, SOOHAN, etc.

  • 2011-2013 - SHUNYA 
- Improvisation/acoustic project.

  • 2012 - SUFIYOG - Festival du Monde Arabe 2012. Place des Arts

  • 2011 - MALA TREILLIS Agora de la Danse, different festivals in Quebec. 


MUSIC RELEASES :

  • 2023 - "Passage-Time Pieces", an interdisciplinary exhibit at TCVA, NC, USA.

  • 2022 - Polyphonic Malkauns (album).

  • 2021 - ALIM, from the album Seven Sacred Names by Michael Harrison. Cantaloupe Music 2021.

  • 2021 - Syena (EP) - Sonic Turtle 2021.

  • 2019 - Odaya (song released in the compilation Circulate Vol 1) - Gravitas Recordings.
  • 2017 - Cantos de Ma (album).

  • 2017 - Om (single) - music for a video published by www.gaia.com.

  • 2016 - Water (single) - soundtrack for the movie “Sonic Divide”, by Payton MacDonald

LINKS & CONTACT INFORMATION :

MUSIC

  • Excerpts of different collaborations : here

 

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

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